HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) ( www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, today announced results for earnings, revenues, contracts and backlog for its first quarter ended January 31, 2011.
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The Company reported FY 2011 first quarter net income of $3.4 million, or $0.02 per share diluted, compared to a FY 2010 first quarter net loss of $40.8 million, or $0.25 per share diluted. FY 2011's first quarter included a net tax benefit of $20.4 million, compared to a $16.0 million net tax benefit in FY 2010's first quarter.

On a pre-tax basis, the Company reported a FY 2011 first quarter loss of $17.0 million, compared to a FY 2010 first quarter loss of $56.8 million. FY 2011's first quarter included pre-tax inventory and joint venture write-downs totaling $25.1 million compared to $33.4 million of inventory write-downs in FY 2010's first quarter. Excluding inventory and joint venture write-downs, FY 2011's first quarter pre-tax income was $8.1 million compared to a pre-tax loss of $23.4 million in FY 2010's first quarter.

FY 2011's first quarter revenues and home building deliveries of $334.1 million and 570 units rose 2% in dollars and declined 4% in units compared to FY 2010's first quarter results. FY 2011's first quarter average delivery price of $586,000 was 7% higher than FY 2010's same period average price.

During FY 2011's first quarter, the Company signed net contracts of $307.2 million and 548 units, an increase of 5% in dollars and 4% in units, compared to FY 2010's first quarter. The average price of $560,000 increased 1% from FY 2010's first quarter.

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